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being met with enormous resistance by the n.r.a. >> the n.r.a. did not wait for president obama's announcement. the powerful gun lobby launched a strike releasing a video attacking the president's character. >> he is just another elite it hypocrite. it points out that his children have armed protection in school and asks, why is he skeptical about armed security? >> president obama will have to overcome the opposition and convince congress to pass the measures to curb gun violence. when he unveils the proposals he will do with children who wrote letters expressing concern about gun violence. the president will call on congress to ban military style assault weapons, limit the number of bullets allowed and require background checks on every gun purchased. he will also take action without congress by executive order. new york state acted before the federal government putting in place the toughest gun control laws in the nation. >> this is a comprehensive bill that addresses the full spectrum of issues that come up. >> the fork -- new york law would require mental health professiona
to the macarthur maze. kristen and eric? >> more tough talk from the chief of the n.r.a., and the message to president obama over the controversial gun control proposal. >> the not bay police department facing a historic staffing shortage. how much longer before backup arrives? but first america's money report. >> good morning. topping america's money, flying high on wall street. both the dow and the s&p 500 have hit five year highs the best since the financial crisis. they were helped by strong earnings report and signs of a deal on the debt limit but not is good for middle class workers all over the world, millions of the jobs have disappeared and millions more are likely to go. most of the jobs that are added are low-paying jobs. the city apartment of the future: microunits intended for singles and couples in as little as 250 square feet. construction will start soon in new york city on a pilot project. the super bowl chicken wings will be more expensive this year and harder to get. animal prices soared >> santa clara, san francisco, east bay, and all the bay area, this is abc7 news.
. >> templeton said that's his stand, as well as the nras. he said some consensus was reached as far as background checks for criminals and mental health records but he thinks the administration is having the meetings for show. >> it was constructive dialogue but i think they had their mind made up when they came into the meeting. >> the task force on guns is expected to present their recommendations by the end of the month. templeton said he expects about 8,000 people here at the cow palace on sunday and also expects to sell out of ammunition. in daly city, abc7 news. >>> in petaluma hundreds of people remembered the teenager whose body was found in the snow in south lake tahoe earlier this month. yesterday there was a public memorial for 19-year-old alyssa byrne as casa grande day high school. friends and family gathered in the gym at her old high school, many wearing her favorite color, pink. they came to pay their respects and share their memories. >> i think that's how she would want to be remembered. she would want us to laugh and kind of be like -- i don't want you guys to be
. vice president biden is holding high-level meetings today with victims groups, the n.r.a. and gun safety organizations. we are live in washington, dc, with the latest. >> good morning, kristen. the obama administration does not want to lose momentum for new gun legislation. they think now is the time to act. the vice president is bringing together all the stakeholders at the white house this week. >> the white house is speeding up efforts for a consensus on new gun legislation. a task force on gun violence headed by vice president biden meets this week with people on both sides of the gun debate: victims groups and gun safety organizations today and the national rifle association and gun owner groups on thursday. >> it is not a problem that can be solved by any specific action but includes mental health issues, education, as well as access to guns. >> with the one month anniversary of the sandy hook elementary school approaching washington is facing pressure to take meanful action. former congressman gabrielle giffords who was badly injured two years ago is taking a prominent roam
, unlikely pair on capitol hill, the event happening today bringing together the head of the n.r.a. loslos altos, and antioch, and petaluma this is abc7 news. >> congresswoman gabrielle giffords is expected to testify at the first congressional hearing since the president launched his gun control campaign. the head of the national rifle association is also scheduled to testify before the senate judiciary committee today as is gabrielle giffords' husband, retired international mark kelly. the c.e.o. says law abiding gun owners will not accept blame for sick killers. all are urged to attend the hearing. >> c.h.p. investigators are closer to identifying the drives involved in a dangerous sideshow in the middle of interstate 880 over the weekend at 4:00 p.m. on saturday involving half a dozen vehicles near the oakland colisieum. an anonymous caller who gave crucial information to the c.h.p. spoke exclusively with abc7 news. he says he saw the postings on facebook implicating the drivers. >> they were posted on the internet and someone posted it and i saw it, a comment, saying that they knew so
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